Is Manuka Honey Anti Viral or antibacterial? Let’s have a look at the science behind this special honey!

Manuka Honey is a complex honey that goes far beyond a simple table honey. Manuka Health describes it as the ultimate combo of plant power and bee magic – the powerful properties of the Manuka tree, combined with the goodness of honey.

Over the years, many research papers have concluded that the results of their findings show how honey in general, but particularly Manuka Honey, has the potent inhibitory activity against influenza, demonstrating a potential medicinal value.
It’s for this reason that throughout the colder, Winter months, the highest levels of MGO Manuka Honey are recommended. Namely MGO 400+ and MGO 550+.

Whilst we already know that Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are what set it apart from traditional honey, it is the Methylglyoxal (MGO) which is its active ingredient which is likely responsible for these antibacterial effects.
Additionally, Manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits which has traditionally been used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, preventing tooth decay and improving digestive issues. Manuka honey also has antibacterial, anti viral and anti-inflammatory properties that may help treat a number or many other ailments, including irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, periodontal disease and upper respiratory infections.

Manuka honey has been the focus of extensive scientific research, evidencing remarkable natural qualities that set it apart from other honeys! Please have a look at the research paper attached, which describes how Manuka Health, Manuka Honey was researched for “Antibacterial potential of Manuka honey against three oral bacteria in vitro”

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